John "Jack" Witmer
La Porte City
John R. "Jack" Witmer, 90, of La Porte City, formerly of Cedar Rapids, died Saturday, May 26, 2018, at Sunrise Hill Care Center in Traer.
He was born Aug. 22, 1927, in Waterloo, Iowa, the son of Gerald B. and Leo C. Yarrow Witmer. Jack married Neva C. Dexter on June 18, 1955. She preceded him in death on Nov. 4, 2017.
Jack served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He worked for Rockwell Collins, retiring after 25 years. Jack was a member of Christ Church Presbyterian in Cedar Rapids, the La Porte City USS San Diego American Legion Post 207 and the former La Porte City VFW.
He is survived by one son, Mark (Bev) Witmer of Vinton. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Steven; and a brother, Robert Witmer.
Memorials may be directed to the family, where a memorial fund has been established.
Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, June 9, 2018, at Christ Church Presbyterian, 2000 First Ave. NW in Cedar Rapids, with a 2:30 p.m. interment at West View Cemetery in La Porte City. Graveside military rites will be conducted by the La Porte City USS American Legion Post 207. Public visitation will be held one hour before the service at the church.
La Porte City Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements at (319) 342-3131. Online condolences may be left at www.kearnsfuneralservice.com.